Friday, May 26, 2006

The Seven Heavenly Virtues of Writing

PRUDENCE-The wisdom to know you're writing what you SHOULD be writing.
TEMPERANCE-The restraint shown when you just finished a manuscript and want to shove it out the door posthaste. But instead you revise and edit.
JUSTICE-The feeling of fairness for your manuscript when it lands on the desk of a high profile agent who represents other writers who ALSO have manuscripts on his/her desk.
FORTITUDE-The strength not to pester your poor postman to death everyday and ask if you have mail. Or a package. Or anything in the way of good news.
CHARITY-The generosity you show when you've done well in your profession and reach down to help another struggling writer up.
HOPE-The expectation your manuscript will reach the right hands. In the right time. In the right place.
FAITH-The trust that your words will be treated fairly and with the due respect they deserve.

Grins*

2 comments:

Eva Gale said...

Alright, I'm finding myself lacking in the Writing Virtue Department. List the sins. Let's see where I rank. :-)

Tori Lennox said...

I'm sadly lacking, too, unless you count the western I started writing eons ago where all the siblings were named after the Seven Virtues. *g*